Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Our Story

   I have been wanting to create a blog about our daily lives,and our experiences with autism for quite some time.Today is that day.
    Let me tell you a little bit about our family. My husband and I have been married twenty years, and are the proud parents of four beautiful boys. Our second oldest child, Mikey, was diagnosed,or should I say , assessed when he was almost three, and it was determined that he had autism. I will shed more light on how all of that went down later on, but as you can imagine, that was a life-changer. Now, some might say that something of that magnitude could turn your world upside down, and it has, but not in the way you might expect. Our lives have been and continue to be changed for the better.
   As I share daily/weekly posts with you, I hope that you may come to have a better understanding of not only autism, but about what is truly important in life. If you do not know anyone affected by autism, perhaps you will gain more insight. If you do know someone affected, perhaps you will develop more understanding.
If your family is affected by autism, perhaps this will be a place for you to share your stories, and know that you are not in this alone.                                                                                                                        Having said all of the above, my greatest hope is that you will read this blog and smile, laugh, and realize that life can hit us hard, but it is only when we allow ourselves to be knocked down and stay there, that we are defeated. My family always gets back up....we will not be defeated. We choose to love, laugh, have fun, and find joy in our journey.I hope you will join us on our journey , and smile along the way.
   Here we go.........


  1. I applaud you, Barbara! This is going to be great. You get more done in one day than most people get done in a month. Looking forward to reading your blog.